Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Blood Nails

A blog ... ?! Whaaat?!
Yes, I'm back with a quickie tutorial. So sorry for the long break! This semester is killing me!

Bloody fingers! I remember reading that short story back in elementary school... But this is an awesome nail tutorial that you can do for Halloween, and even mix and match colors for a messy neon effect.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Long Locks Without Pills!

Hey everyone! So, I've been trying to grow my hair out for the past year and a half now. I got it cut above my shoulders my freshman year of college and have tried and tried to get it back to being super long.

I found the secret to getting my hair down to my mid-back without the use of biotin, prenatal vitamins, horse shampoo, or any other treatments that are supposed to make your hair rapidly grow. It may not work for everyone, but I have noticed a HUGE difference in the length of my hair since I started doing this routine. I hope it helps!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fashion's Night Out Grand Rapids

Hey everyone! Sorry that I've been neglecting my blog (like I've been saying for the past few posts..), it's just that I have been swamped with school and my internship as well as our new fashion organization on campus. We're taking off and starting off on the right foot by getting involved with other groups on campus and in the area.

We actually just got the opportunity to volunteer with Fashion's Night Out Grand Rapids with A.K. Rikk's. We got in contact with Jim Murray, General Manager of A.K. Rikk's, where he wanted us to help pass out fliers for trolleys and help promote FNOGR. I helped run the official FNOGR Facebook page that night by posting photos and answering questions that anybody may have had throughout the night.

Here are some photos through the night:

Part of the ice sculpture at A.K. Rikk's. The ice sculpture was actually a bar and shot luge,
decked out with a crescent moon drinking a beer.

Cupcakes and champagne were served at Gina's, where there
was also an aerialist show.

Two of our e-Board members, Avery & Stephanie. Aren't they so cute?!

Jim Murray, GM of A.K. Rikk's and the one who started FNOGR in 2010.
He buzzed FNO into his head - awesome, yeah?

Me, getting my hair done at Lee & Birch (for free!!) by the salon stylists from
Jefferey Richard's. Erin did a great job, but it fell out shortly after :(

This necklace was a designer's hand made piece, made of silver, copper, gold, and
leaves from Santa Fe. It was so amazing, but it was $500...

Other than going to stores, I also stopped at the Brewery Vivant where I instantly fell in love. Kelly Muschiana is a local artist that is inspired by 40s fashion and bridal wear. Her illustrations and paintings are extremely neat and clean. Check out her display:

Kelly is standing by one of her pieces that she auctioned off.
Also, the dress she's wearing was thrifted! She said it came with ruffly sleeves,
but they had holes in them. Instead of passing it by, she decided to turn it strapless
and add the ribbon belt and jewel. I love her creativity and style.

Three of Kelly's drawings.

Another three of her paintings. I am buying a print of the yellow one on the left. All of them are
amazing, but yellow is my favorite color and it would look amazing in my all white room!
Kelly also hung all of her paintings from the ceiling with grey satin ribbons. It put such a delicate and unique accessory to the frame. You better believe I will be putting this into play when I get my print!

Fashion's Night Out was a great experience for myself and for all of the SFA members that attended. It was our very first outing and event as an official RSO, and it was a huge success. A huge thank you to Jim Murray and everyone at A.K. Rikk's; without you, we wouldn't have had the great experience that you offered to us.

There will probably many more SFA things posted on BeYOUtyQueen - the organization really is turning into my child. I care so much about it and I want to see it go above and beyond everyone's expectations. For all my fashion blogger buddies, let me know if you would like to get involved with us! Anybody involved in fashion whatsoever would be great to get ahold of!

Until next time, which will hopefully be very soon, beyouties! :) xo

photos taken by Nicole Finch and Ryan Witten, SFA members!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tortoise & Blonde Glasses

Hey everyone!

Sorry that I have been so absent lately. I've had a lot going on since I've been back from New York, including going back to school and getting all four of my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. :(

Anyways, as some of you may know, I am the Intern Queen Campus Ambassador for Ferris State. One of my favorite perks of holding the position (other than it looking great on a resume) is some freebies I get.

For years now, I've been wanting a pair of glasses. I have perfect vision, but I've always loved the way glasses looked on me. I never wanted to spend the money on frames or anything like that though, so I never got them. I have been procrastinating buying a pair of glasses on Warby Parker for $100, but then Intern Queen paired up with Tortoise & Blonde, another sunglasses/eyeglasses retailer, and hooked the IQCAs up with a free pair.

After unwrapping, I seen the hard case with logo. Love.

After opening the case, I seen the slogan: One today, another tomorrow.
I was also welcomed with two guitar picks with the slogan and their logo,
a cleaning cloth, and of course, my Jermyn Fade to Grey glasses!

The glasses! I am so in love. I wear these all the time now and I get so many compliments on it. Even T&B retweeted my photo and complimented me on their Facebook page.

A big thanks to Intern Queen and Tortoise & Blonde for my favorite new accessory. I love these so much!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bye-Bye Brooklyn

Welp. So long, New York! :( I officially said goodbye on Saturday and am back in beautiful, clean, green Michigan. I of course will always have a special piece of myself devoted and in love with the big city, but it sure feels good to be back home.

Two nights before we left (and after our little shopping spree), I went to dinner with my roomies and my roommate's mom & her boyfriend. I was a little overdressed, but I was determined to wear my new goodies out! Even though Forever 21 didn't take off my security tag on my purse and I looked like a felon carrying it around...

dress: Forever 21
bag: Forever 21

Monday, August 8, 2011

Favorite Fall Essentials

Back to school season is just around the corner which means a new wardrobe will have to commence. These are my picks to get a renewed and revamped closet this autumn.


1. Gallery Three Quarter Length Trench Coat, Nordstrom, $78.90
2. Michael Kors Black Leather Vest, K&G, $59.99
3. ASOS Power Shoulder Tailor Boyfriend Blazer, ASOS, $112.05


1. Letterman Sweater, Forever 21, $19.80
2. BKE Loop Closure Cardigan, Buckle, $68
3. Elbow-Patch Sweatshirt, Delias, $38.50


1. Collin Signature Skinny, Hudson Jeans, $165
2. Lexi Skinny Jeans, French Connection, $43.99
3. Faux Leather Leggings, YesStyle, $21

Finishing Touches

1. Sheer Lurex Infinity Scarf, Express, $29.90
2. Pretzel-a-Porter Ear Cuff, ModCloth, $14.99
3. Lace Up Combat Boots, Love Culture, $29.90

What are you guys dying to get your hands on this fall? I want to know!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Goodbye teen!

Sorry for the major lack in posts - I've been crazy busy with work and all that nonsense. But this weekend has been amazing. On Thursday the 4th, I finally turned 20 years old :). It's so exciting for me to not be a teenager anymore especially because everybody out here mistakes me for being between the ages of 16 and 18... #annoying. Anyways, I had an amazing birthday! I was lucky enough to have Adam and his sister Angela come to visit the city for the weekend and get to do all the touristy things with me. We shopped like crazy, ate at some great restaurants, and went to the Museum of Natural History, the NY Aquarium and Coney Island. I even introduced them to Nathan's Hot Dogs, New York Chinese food, the subway, and the art of the black market.

I had such an amazing weekend. My birthday was great, and I got to wear my amazing dress I got from Zara.

 mind the messy room. O:)

dress: Zara
shoes: Forever 21
chunky ring: taken from Alex ;)
gold ring: Christmas gift from Adam

For my birthday, my awesome cousin Ashley (who is an avid reader of my blog, I guess!) got me a pair of TOMS Shoes! I was so happy when I read the label on the package since literally everyone and their dog has a pair of TOMS in New York. Angela got me a black and white striped skirt that I've been wanting for quite a while, and my mom sent me a package with crackers, snack foods, and some stuff she got from Kohl's. Adam decided to buy me some stuff while we were here, but I decided to get one thing that I had been wanting the entire summer: a New York Yankees fitted baseball cap. I've been wearing it constantly since I got it. 

X-ray on PhotoBooth is so creepy. lol

We went to the Roxy store and I seen this hat!
I had to try it on and get a picture. Too bad it was $129! :(

Until next time! xo

Monday, July 25, 2011

July Wannahaves / Birthday Wishlist

I know these wannahaves are a little early, but my birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to have a list before the big day! I'll be 20 years old (finally, ditching the "teen"stage!) on August 4 and I'll have the best birthday yet. I'll be in New York and spending some of my time at work (possibly) then meeting Adam & his sister Angela at the airport to spend a weekend with them. :) Anyways, here are my wannahaves/birthday wishlist! Enjoy!

Magic Leopard Platform from NastyGal
I die. I. Die. I have to have!

Lace Cape Top from NastyGal

Double Fabric Dress by Zara
The style of this dress is fabulous and unlike any other dresses I have.
I think it would make a good birthday dress. ;)

Warby Parker Colton Eyeglass Frames
Still don't know if I want the Colton, Zagg, Finn or Webb frames...

Stylestalker Open Back Pleated Shirt by ASOS
Needless to say, I fell in love... Too bad it's a little too expensive. :( ($163)

Striped Bodycon Skirt by Forever21
I've been wanting this for such a long time! Definitely snagging.

A white bedroom
Moving into my new house this year up at school, I decided I want an all white bedroom. It speaks elegance, comfort, and cleanliness. I'm thinking of doing a post of my dream bedroom soon... :)

ASOS Faux Fur Leopard Hooded Coat with Ears
I'm dying for one of these! 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Flower Child

It's flipping hot in New York City. Yesterday was a high of 105 and today was a high of 100. Hence, no clothes, no heavy bags, and no cares with your hair.

top: Love Culture
shorts: Love Culture
earrings: Claire's
black jade necklace: bought in China. one of my favorite pieces.
ring: gift from Tieka :)
bag: handed down from Alex's boss

Sorry the pictures are so... yucky. lol. :(. We were in a hurry to get inside because we were sweating and dying from the heat and overstuffing ourselves at McDonalds. If you ever think you can down a 20 pc, a medium fry, and a chocolate shake, keep dreaming... We also went Salvating today at the Salvation Army and I got some great finds that I'll be sure to blog this week! It isn't much, but I love steals and deals. :)

Until next time, beyouties! xo

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Parsons + NYECD Fashion Campus NYC

top: Express
skirt: Forever 21
shoes: Payless
sunglasses: Walmart
earrings: American Eagle
necklace: Juicy Couture
It's been a great weekend in the city. This weekend was the Fashion Campus NYC hosted by Parsons and it gave interns from all around the city to have the opportunity to network and build some great connections with each other. We also got to listen to speakers from the business side of the fashion industry about their insights into their world.

Today, we started the day with career sessions. I attended a PR/Marketing session (of course!) and absorbed some great tips from Tom Handley (@PRProfessor) about interviewing, resumes and cover letters, and working in the industry as well.

Afterwards, it was time for a networking brunch where I met so many great interns from Oscar de la Renta, Nylon Magazine, Barney's, FashionGPS, Teen Vogue, and many other aspiring PR girls and designers. I also got the privilege to speak to the Director of Career Services of Parsons, Director of Communications at Parsons, and the College Recruiter for Under Armour, which it is very likely I will be applying for their summer internship for next year in Baltimore.

Afterwards, we got to listen to Derek Lam speak about his career and answer some Q&A about challenges he has overcome and advice he had for all of us striving to make it in the fashion industry. He said a quote that stood out to me and will stick with me throughout my career: "Be willing and ready to respond to what is happening around you." It says so much about life as a PR girl and it's important for anybody in business to be aware of and keep in mind.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo beyouties!